Michelle McLean and her son Sean, 7, check out a plane during Airport Appreciation Day at the Auburn Municipal Airport last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Michelle McLean and her son Sean, 7, check out a plane during Airport Appreciation Day at the Auburn Municipal Airport last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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Community takes in Airport Appreciation Day | PHOTOS

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:33pm
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The community got up close to airplanes of all shapes and sizes, joining airport staff and volunteers for Airport Appreciation Day last Saturday at the Auburn Municipal Airport.

Families and aviation enthusiasts took in planes, aircraft displays, a specialty vintage hydroplane and food.

The Washington Pilots Association (WPA) accepted donations for its scholarship fund. The WPA, City of Auburn, the Aviation Management Group, and local airport tenants sponsored the event.

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state.

Lt. Joel Studtmann shows Audra, 3, and August Iams, 2, the cockpit to his Civil Air Patrol plane. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Lt. Joel Studtmann shows Audra, 3, and August Iams, 2, the cockpit to his Civil Air Patrol plane. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kent Johnson prepares his plane for flight. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kent Johnson prepares his plane for flight. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The day brought in a variety of aircraft. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The day brought in a variety of aircraft. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Gary Winn checks out the Miss Bardahl vintage hydroplane. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Gary Winn checks out the Miss Bardahl vintage hydroplane. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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